Ann Morning Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University

"The Nature of Race: Investigating Concepts of Human Difference"

Monday, September 22, 4:30pm, Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons

Ann Morning is an Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University and a faculty affiliate of New York University Abu Dhabi. Her research interests include race, demography, and the sociology of science, especially as they pertain to census classification worldwide and to individuals’ concepts of racial difference. Her doctoral thesis was a co-recipient of the American Sociological Association’s 2005 Dissertation Award, and was published in 2011 by the University of California Press with the title The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference. Prof. Morning was the recipient of a 2008-09 Fulbright research award to visit the University of Milan-Bicocca, and has consulted on racial statistics for the European Commission in Brussels. She was a member of the National Academies of Science 2007-2011 Standing Committee on Research and Evidentiary Standards, and is currently a member of the U.S. Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. During AY 2014-15, Morning will be a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. She holds her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Yale University.
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